Now that we know Notre Dame will be facing some serous competition in the Fiesta Bowl with a showdown with Ohio State, we continue our series of the 12 Days of Notre Dame Christmas with what else, but Notre Dame tailgate gifts. If you are shopping for someone planning on attending Notre Dame’s bowl game this year, what better gift for them than some Notre Dame items perfect for their bowl game tailgate?
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What do you get the Notre Dame fan that has everything? A grill set that will let them burn the interlocking “ND” into the burgers at their next tailgate. Aside from the iconic interlocking “ND”, this grill tools set come with a spatula, tongs, and fork adorned with “Irish” and a shamrock on the handle. But wait, there’s more. The spatula and fork have a bottle opener at the end of their handles. You can’t put a price tag on that kind of tailgating multitasking.
Do you want to make that special someone’s Christmas extra special this year? Then this Notre Dame cornhole set is the way to go. Of all the gifts we will profile in this series over the next few days, this one is one of the best in my opinion. These boards look absolutely phenomenal with the iconic Notre Dame leprechaun and and giant shamrock in the background. The price tag on these might be a bit hefty, but these boards are the type of gift that someone will get years and year of use out of.
Want another great tailgate gift with a less steep price? This fold up table features a giant interlocking “ND” and has built in cup holders making it ideal for tailgating use as well as use around the house as a potential fold away poker table. The collapsible design makes for easy storage and transportation to the tailgate. The table also comes with a convenient carry bag to make taking it to and from the tailgate even easier. At less than $50 this is a great gift for any serious Notre Dame tailgater.
Looking for a gift for a serious, almost borderline obsessed, Notre Dame fan (like most of us on this site)? Look no further than this 8 foot long tailgate table adorned with yard makers featuring the interlocking ND on both sides of the field and “Notre Dame” spelled out in both endzones. This table is collapsible as well for easy storage and transport. Let me also say that I may have first hand knowledge that these tables are perfect for certain tailgate games that include red solo cups and ping pong balls. Because of that, these tables can get a lot more use than just on Saturdays in the fall as well.
Did I say red Solo cups? Forget those this holiday season and get your Notre Dame fan plastic Notre Dame cups for their next tailgate. An 8-pack of these cups is only $5 so stock up for the 2016 season and every tailgate next season could feature these awesome Notre Dame cups instead of the standard red/blue cups that every other tailgate features. Like the tables, these can get use throughout the year as well. At such a low price point, these cups are great stocking stuffers too.
Our last tailgate gift idea won’t enhance the food or drink or provide any real functional use, but it will add some fun to it. The foam finger is a stable piece of fan attire on gameday to show off team pride and get under the skin of opposing fans all day long – trust me, I know. At $10, this is another awesome stocking stuffer gift or even a potential work Secret Santa gift if you have to shop for a Notre Dame fan in the office.
2015 Notre Dame Gift Guide
- Day 4 – Notre Dame Jerseys
- Day 3 – Notre Dame Polo Shirts
- Day 2 – Notre Dame Tailgate Gifts
- Day 1 – Notre Dame Calendars (and other wall decorations)